Cyclamen in the midwest

James Waddick
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 14:56:50 PDT
Dear PBS,
	I have to agree with Jim Sheilds here.

	I've planted established plants of coum, purpureum, 
hederifolium, graecum and maybe another.  I've grown a ton of 
seedlings and set them out.

	They either dwindle in a year or two or mostly disappear in a 
year - cold? critters? Dry?

	My longest lasting was a box store C. hederifolium which has 
persisted a few years, never produced a viable seedling and let's see 
if it is still there after this drought. Today is day 61 of the 
drought and the temp is 105 F

	I would NEVER recommend or suggest Cyclamen for this area 
except possibly for the experienced grower who wants to try.

		AS they say 'Forgetaboutit'		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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